Details for Eugene A. "Gene" Soltero (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)

Professional History:

Paradigm Exploration Company. Chairman & chief executive officer, 2011-present.
Paradigm Joint Venture. Operator of investor funded drilling ventures in Oklahoma and Texas: chairman & chief executive officer, 2008-present.
Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZN). Operator of exploration permits and licenses covering more than 400,000 acres in onshore Israel: chief executive officer, 2004-2007; chief operating officer, 2001-2004; chief financial officer, 2001-2005; president, 2001-2005; treasurer, 2002-2003; director, 2001-2007; financial consultant 2000-2001.
Cotton Valley Resources, Inc. (AMEX:KTN). Oil and gas producer, contract slant hole driller and used oilfield equipment dealer: director, chairman & chief executive officer 1995-1999; chief financial officer 1998-1999.
Aztec Energy Corporation (NASDAQ Small Cap:AZCE). Operator of oil and gas properties and gas gathering systems in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Kentucky: director, chairman & chief executive officer 1991-1994; chief financial officer, 1991-1992.
American International Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AIPN). Operator of oil and gas properties and gas gathering systems in Louisiana and Kentucky, as well as a 30,000 B/D refinery in Louisiana and 500,000 acres of petroleum concessions in Colombia: president & chief operating officer 1989-1991.
Soltero Resources, Inc. (formerly Cimarron Resources, Inc and successor to Soltero Oil Company). Operator of investor funded oil and gas properties in Texas; oil and gas property acquisitions consultant to May Petroleum, Santa Fe Minerals, Tenneco and Murchison Petroleum: owner and president, 1982-1989 (full-time) and 1989-present (part-time).
Soltex Oil & Gas, Inc. Operator of oil and gas properties in Oklahoma and Texas; Non-operator participant in successful exploratory prospects in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana: director, chairman & chief executive officer, 1980-1982
Moore-McCormack Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Moore-McCormack Resources, Inc. (NYSE:MMR). Independent oil and gas operator and exploration company in the United States with significant interests in gas gathering, transportation and trading as well as crude oil and refined products trading: president, 1977-1980; executive vice-president, 1975-1977; vice-president & general manager, 1972-1975.
DeGolyer and MacNaughton. International petroleum consultants: petroleum economist, 1970-72.
Texas International Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:TPCO). Independent oil and gas operator in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, with interests in drilling and workover rigs in the US, a waterflood project in Argentina and exploratory concessions in several other countries: assistant to the president and manager of economics & planning, 1969-70.
Sinclair Oil Corporation (NYSE). Semi-major oil corporation with world-wide oil and gas exploration, production, refining and marketing interests: economic analyst, 1967-69; operations research analyst, 1966-67.

Professional Recognition

Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners, director.
Independent Petroleum Association of America, director.
Independent Petroleum Refiners Association of America, director.


Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Master of Science in Industrial Management, 1966. Sinclair Foundation Research Fellowship in Petroleum Economics.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1964. Scholastic Honors List, 1963-1964. Player (athlete) of the Year, 1964.
Summer and part-time employment during college: operations research analyst; assistant construction engineer; assistant civil engineer, construction worker.

Non-profit Interests

Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Snipe Class International Racing Association—USA, president of the board and national secretary.
WendyArts Foundation, chairman of the board.
St. John’s Episcopal School (Dallas), president of the board.